Newly Remastered by Steve Miller and Kent Hertz
The career of Steve Miller and the various incarnations of his band runs parallel with the development of classic American rock music. Texan born Miller migrated to California to play hard electric blues with Barry Goldberg before catching the prevailing psychedelic trend in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Steve Miller Band were pretty much an instant success, partly because they were tighter and more proficient than most of the jam rambling competition. Miller's first albums are masterpieces of the emergent acid rock movement, but they also rely on a cool bedrock of blues structure and some wildly innovative electronic treatments.
As debuts go Children of the Future was immaculate but follow-up Sailor may be even better. Next came 1969's Brave New World and Your Saving Grace, the Steve Miller Band's last releases with producer Glyn Johns at the helm. Bridging the group's psychedelic origins with their more polished '70s works, Your Saving Grace benefits from the addition of keyboardists Ben Sidran and Nicky Hopkins and also incorporates some jazz elements into their blues roots blend.
2018 marks 50 years since the Steve Miller Band's first two Capitol Records albums were released in 1968, and to commemorate the golden anniversary Miller and Capitol/UMe present remastered reissues of the legendary group's first nine studio albums.